Harold Smart's signatureOn this day in 1916 Harry Smart was killed in action while serving with the 25th Battalion in France at the Battle of Thiepval Ridge.

The Intelligencer reported his death on October 18th:

Killed in Action. In the casualty list today appears the name of Private Harold Smart, of Deseronto, who has been killed in action. He left Belleville with the 39th Battalion and was known to many in the city.

Harry’s body was not recovered after the battle. He is commemorated at Vimy and on the Deseronto war memorial.

Deseronto memorial

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